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Christmas Day sponsored walk
Andy, Heather and their dog Ted have done it! To quote Andy: 'We done it under 5 hours and 30 minutes over 16 miles and a canny pace.' A very big thank you on behalf of Troop Aid, supporting our injured troops. Happy Christmas!
Shirley Lions Casino Night 8 November 2017
What a great success this event was, raising £700 for injured service personnel. That's 23 Grab Bags! Thank you so much.
L-R: Al Sutton, Chair of Troop Aid, Andrea Lees and Martin Wright, Shirley Lions
Birmingham Tattoo 25-26 November 2017
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What a fantastic night for Troop Aid! Thank you to everyone who supported the charity at this year’s Tattoo, from the volunteers with whom we couldn’t manage without, to Troop Aid Ambassador Clive Smith who was inspirational when speaking in the Arena about the charity’s work, to everyone who donated in the retiring collection. Troop Aid – a small charity with a worldwide reach.
Wine and Cheese Evening, 17 November 2017
Thank you to everyone who supported the event at Barnt Green that raised over £470 – enough to pay for 15 Troop Aid Grab Bags. A big thank you to Pam Eves for organising such a successful and thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Casino Night 10 November 2017
Thank you to Shirley Lions for organising a Casino Night in aid of Troop Aid. Your continued efforts to support our injured troops are very much appreciated.
Passchendaele Remembered, St Helen’s Church,
Worcester 4 November 2017.
Wonderful day with Pam and Alfred on the Troop Aid Stand.
Rotary District 1060 Conference, Llandudno,
20-22 October 2017
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Thank you to Rotary District 1060 for inviting Troop Aid to have a stand in the House of Friendship. We met many interesting people during the weekend. It was also good to see so many Rotary friends once again!
Troop Aid has volunteers who are happy to make presentations on behalf of the charity. Please get in touch if this would be of interest.
Bramcote Barracks Open Day 23 July 2017
Bramcote Barracks in Nuneaton is the home of the Army’s 30 Signal Regiment; Troop Aid has a presence at their Open Day in July every year. It's always a great to catch up with Troop Aid supporters!
Visit by Cllr Ian and Mrs Sheila Courts 20 July 2017
We were so pleased to welcome Cllr and Mrs Courts (centre) to the warehouse today. They have been keen Troop Aid supporters for many years. We were able to show them where the Grab Bags that support our injured service personnel are packed. It was great that Troop Aid volunteers Pam and Alfred Eves were also able to join us. The Grab Bags are now being sent all over the world. Troop Aid – a small charity with a worldwide reach.
Afternoon Tea 15 July 2017
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Wow what a day!! A massive thank you to everyone who came to Pam and Al’s afternoon tea. It was a huge success and everyone enjoyed the cakes, sandwiches, tea, coffee as well as the Pimm’s and music.
A massive £859 was raised!! Thank you again to everyone who came and helped make a successful day for Troop Aid.
Shirley Carnival Saturday 8 July 2017
What a glorious day for a carnival! Brave the Bear was out and about meeting people. Thank you to everyone who came along to say ‘hello’!
Pictured are Brave with Pam, Julian Knight MP and Jeremy Lees, President, Shirley Lions.
Photo courtesy of Shirley Lions.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull visit the Troop Aid warehouse 26 April 2017
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson and Mrs Jenny Robinson, to the Troop Aid warehouse
Team Troop Aid has arrived at Larnaca for the Grand Charity Ball April 2017
Barcelona Marathon 12 March 2017
Very well done to Louise Tipper who ran the marathon, raising £705 for Troop Aid. Thank you so much, Louise.
First Aid training at Troop Aid HQ, March 2017
For demonstration purposes only. No Grab Bags required!
St Stephen’s Club, Bristol, March 2017
Men from St Stephen’s Club in Kingswood, Bristol raised £95 for Troop Aid.
Troop Aid Quiz 17 February 2017
Thank you to everyone who came along to the quiz and a big thank you to John for being such a brilliant quizmaster. The evening raised £400. That means Troop Aid will be able to give Grab Bags to 13 injured service personnel.
Support from Tesco Extra Shirley
We were delighted to welcome back to the warehouse Gillian Smith and Nicola Bowen from Tesco Extra in Shirley. They had generously arranged for the store to supply a prize for the tombola at the Ball together with toiletries for Grab Bags. We also much appreciated being able to bag pack in the store in aid of Troop Aid.
Comic Convention Wellington Market Place, 3 December 2016
Thank you so much Emma Woodhouse-Unwin for the invitation to the Comic Convention at Wellington Market Place, Telford.
On the day £160 was raised by various means, eg auction of donated goods. A further £40 has been collected since with a bucket in the shop, making a grand total of £200. Brilliant result! Thank you to everyone who supported.
Up, Up and Away
John Smith collects the VW Up that he won at the Troop Aid 10th Anniversary Ball 2016. From left to right: Al Sutton, Chairman and Co-Founder of Troop Aid; John Smith, winner of the VW Up; Matt Ikin and Clive Evans from Johnsons Volkswagen, Shirley; Pam Sutton, Secretary, Troop Aid.
Troop Aid 10th Anniversary Ball 2016
Birmingham Tattoo 26 and 27 November 2016
We had a brilliant weekend at the Birmingham Tattoo where Troop Aid was exhibiting. It was great to chat to so many interesting people, some of whom had travelled miles to be there.
Visit by Shirley Lions 19 October 2016
A big thank you to Shirley Lions for all the support you give to Troop Aid. We were very pleased to be able to welcome some of your members to our warehouse and show you around.
Rotary in London District Conference, Eastbourne
Thank you for inviting Troop Aid to attend.
Birmingham Half Marathon October 2016
Glenn Sutton completed the Birmingham Half Marathon and raised £500 for Troop Aid. Thank you Glenn and Barbara.
Tesco Community Champions visit Troop Aid 28 September 2016
Two members of staff from the Tesco Community Champion Team at Tesco Extra Shirley have been packing Troop Aid Grab Bags at our warehouse.
From L to R: Troop Aid volunteer Denise Brown, Nicola Bowen Tesco, Troop Aid volunteer Kim Freeman and Gillian Smith from Tesco.
Pride of M&S Awards
A big thank you to everyone who supported Troop Aid at M&S Sears Retail Park in Shirley, Solihull.
They won the Store Outstanding Fundraising Team Award and all individuals were nominated for services to charity.
What a well deserved award!
Troop Aid Quiz 3 Sept 2016
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Another great quiz! Thanks once again to quizmaster John Reeves for all his hard work. Scrumptious fish and chips at half time! £305 was raised for Troop Aid and this means the charity can help 10 injured service personnel. Thank you to everyone who supported.
Afternoon Tea in Cyprus
Christine Briggs informed us that €430 was raised for Troop Aid in Cyprus. Thanks to Ricki for taking his birthday hat around, to Maria and her team for excellent service as always, to Nick for the entertainment and for everyone who made the effort to attend.
Summer Barbeque 21 August 2016
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The rain held off long enough for us to have a lovely afternoon, raising £335 for our injured troops. Thank you to everyone who supported Troop Aid.
Garden Party at Donnington in aid of Troop Aid 30 July 2016
Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the party. Great fun was had by all.
Brave the Troop Aid Bear catching up with some of the military at Thornbury Carnival
Co-op Travel, High Street, Solihull
The Co-op Travel agency on the High Street of Solihull raised £704 for Troop Aid. Thank you to the staff and their customers who helped to reach this total.
Co-op will continue fundraising for Troop Aid until December 2016.
The Institute of Civil Engineers - East Midlands
The Institute of Civil Engineers - East Midlands supported Troop Aid at their Gala Awards Dinner. A Raffle on the night raised £970 for the charity. A big thank from all at Troop Aid for this generous sum.
Armed Forces Day, Cleethorpes 25 June 2016
Bridgnorth Carnival 25 June 2016
Thank you to all the volunteers who manned the Troop Aid stand. Brave the Bear also made an appearance!
Bridgnorth Walk 30 May 2016
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A big thank you to Team Troop Aid who took part in the Bridgnorth Walk to raise funds to support our injured troops. A really great team effort and very much appreciated.
Working with Shirley Lions
A big thank you to Shirley Lions for organising a bucket collection at Sainsbury’s, Maypole as a result of which their President, Martin Wright, presented a cheque for £600 to Troop Aid. Thanks, too, to Sainsbury’s and the most generous people who donated on the day.
Stafford Half Marathon
Fran Bishop from Newport in Shropshire completed the Stafford Half Marathon and raised £517 for Troop Aid. Thank you Fran, very much appreciated.
St George's Day afternoon tea
The Band of the Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets were the special guests at the St George's Day afternoon tea organised by the Rotary Club of Wylde Green, in aid of Troop Aid. The event raised £1431.
2016 Soldiering On Awards
The awards for the Armed Forces Community. Troop Aid Ambassador Clive Smith won the Inspiration Award.
'To recognise someone who, in spite of injuries sustained while they were serving their country, has set an example by overcoming hurdles they faced during their recovery. This person inspires others to soldier on.
Clive Smith of Walsall: after losing both his legs in Afghanistan, Clive has become a major supporter of a wide variety of military charities as well as a leader in the community. Overcoming his own challenges Clive dedicates much time to others and is an outstanding ambassador for his community.'
Many congratulations from everyone at Troop Aid, Clive. An award thoroughly deserved.
From Shopping Bags to Grab Bags
Staff at Marks and Spencer Simply Food, Sears Retail Park in Solihull voted for Troop Aid to be their ‘Charity of the Year’, resulting in £7955 being donated to the charity.
Troop Aid volunteers assisted the check out assistants during the last year by packing shoppers’ bags.
A huge thank you to the M&S staff for all their commitment and help, but also a most sincere thank you to all the customers who have been so generous and supportive, helping us raise enough to be able to give 198 Grab Bags to injured service personnel.
29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
We were very pleased to welcome members of 29 Regiment The Royal Logistical Corps to Troop Aid HQ. They presented Al Sutton and Troop Aid volunteer Kim Freeman with a cheque for £560. Thank you to Amar, Clinton and Leigh for your fundraising to support injured troops.
Troop Aid quiz 19 February 2016
Another fun evening, this time with a scrumptious fish and chips supper. Thank you to everyone who supported Troop Aid on the night and helped raise £202 to support our injured troops.
Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
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